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Saturday, July 15

  1. page Adoption Stories for Young Children edited ... Parent and Teacher Lears, Laurie. Megan's Birthday Tree. Megan worries that her birth mother …
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    Parent and Teacher
    Lears, Laurie. Megan's Birthday Tree. Megan worries that her birth mother will forget her when she moves to a new house and leaves behind Megan's Birthday Tree.
    London, Jonathan. A Koala for Katie: An Adoption Story. Katie vows to care as well for her new adopted baby--a toy koala--as her own adoptive parents have for her, proving that love is what makes a family.
    Serrano, Berta. Born From the Heart. Every child is born from the heart, even when that child is adopted. This poetic parable follows Rose and Charlie as they search for a child to make their own. As Rose's dream becomes reality, her heart grows and grows . . . until it bursts with happiness, laughter, and wonder when she finally kisses the face of her beautiful new baby.
    Thomas, Eliza. The Red Blanket. Tells the story of a mom bringing a red blanket when she meets her new daughter in China.
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Wednesday, July 5

  1. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... Time Out for Monsters! A little boy turns his "time out" into an adventure. Richa…
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    Time Out for Monsters!
    A little boy turns his "time out" into an adventure.
    Richards
    The Problem with Not Being Scared of Kids
    A group of monsters want to make friends with kids, but the kids are afraid of them despite the monsters efforts to play, do crafts, and share with them.

    Robinson
    Vile: a Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters
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  2. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... Ferrell The Snurtch ... realizes she's notthe not the only one... ... one too. Fredr…
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    The Snurtch
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    realizes she's notthenot the only one...
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    one too.
    Fredrickson
    Monster Trouble!
    Although Winifred thinks the monsters who creep into her bedroom each night are cute, she cannot get any sleep and tries to scare them away.

    Funke
    The Wildest Brother
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    A Monster in the House
    A boy listens to his new neighbor describe the monster that lives at her house, who screams when awakened, yells for food, spits up on everything, and sucks his toes.
    Knudsen
    Marilyn's Monster
    Trying to be patient as one of the only kids in her class who has not been chosen by a pet monster, little Marilyn decides to search for her monster even though she is supposed to wait to let a monster choose her.

    Koller
    No Such Thing
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    Monstersong
    When Mommy invites the scary monsters from under the bed to sleep with her son, he thinks that the monsters would be much happier in her bed instead.
    Stine
    The Little Shop of Monsters
    An illustrated, interactive story with a narrator who invites the reader to meet a vast array of pet monsters, such as the Yucky Mucky twins, and choose one to take home.

    Thach
    A Child's Guide to Common Household Monsters
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  3. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... The Terrible Hodag and The Animal Catchers When animal catchers come to the forest looking fo…
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    The Terrible Hodag and The Animal Catchers
    When animal catchers come to the forest looking for the scary-looking, but very kindly, Hodag, to to take him to a zoo, a group of lumberjacks must find a way to protect their friend.
    Atteberry
    Bunnies!!!
    A monster searches everywhere to find the things he loves: bunnies!!!
    Atteberry
    Puddles!!!
    While out for a walk with his friends, a monster becomes excited at the chance to jump in some puddles when it begins to rain.

    Baker
    Brave Little Monster
    A little monster has trouble falling asleep one night because he fears little boys and girls are hiding under his bed and in his closet.
    Balmes
    I Will Fight Monsters for You
    Two little girls--one human and the other a monster--are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what's living under their beds.

    Bee
    Beware of the Frog
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    Monster Mess
    A monster sneaks into a boy's room and cleans up while the boy is asleep.
    Dax
    You Are Oh So Horribly Handsome!
    Gregor is strong, loud, and frighteningly fast, but when he worries that he might not be handsome with his rotten, crooked teeth and his stinky, cheesy feet, he decides to ask his family and friends.

    Dodd
    Best Bear
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    There Was an Old Monster!
    In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache than began when he swallowed a tick.
    Ferrell
    The Snurtch
    Ruthie has a problem at school. It is the Snurtch. The Snurtch is a scribbly, grabby, rude monster who follows Ruthie around and gets her into all sorts of trouble. It seems Ruthie will never be rid of the Snurtch. But eventually, she realizes she's notthe only one... George has one too.

    Funke
    The Wildest Brother
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    The Fun Book of Scary Stuff
    A little boy tells his two dogs about all the things that scare him, including monsters, ghosts, witches and trolls.
    John
    Quit Calling Me a Monster!
    A young monster resents being called a monster.

    Keller
    Brave Horace
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    Jeepers Creepers: A Monstrous ABC
    Twenty-six monsters go to school and learn their letters as each one's name starts with another letter of the alphabet.
    Light
    Have You Seen My Monster?
    Invites young readers to identify shapes while helping a small girl search the fair for her pet monster.

    Lindenbaum
    When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire
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    No Ghost Under My Bed
    Hearing strange noises when he tries to fall asleep, a frightened young penguin is reassured by his father, who patiently looks in every area of the little penguin's room and explains the harmless sources of each noise.
    Vernick
    Unlike Other Monsters
    Zander is a monster. And monsters don't have friends. But one day Zander meets Bird, and a strange thing happens. They start to spend some time together. Zander even tells Bird a secret no one else knows about. When another monster asks, "Is that your friend?" Zander says no...but is that true?

    Vestergaard
    What Do You Do -- When a Monster Says Boo?
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  4. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... Sally and the Some-Thing One boring day, Sally goes down to the pond where she meets a new fr…
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    Sally and the Some-Thing
    One boring day, Sally goes down to the pond where she meets a new friend who is really something.
    OHora
    The Not so Quiet Library
    Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library...and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!

    Orr
    The Princess and Her Panther
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    The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School
    A boy sends off for "Professor Swami's Super Slime" to use as his science fair project and then has to cope with the funny disaster that follows.
    Soman
    The Monster Next Door
    A boy has to find a way to resolve a neighborly dispute with the monster next door when the monster starts playing his tuba too loud.

    Spinelli
    Wanda's Monster
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    Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: A Lullaby
    Two rambunctious monsters creep, gurgle, crawl, and tumble before falling asleep.
    Zenz
    Monsters go Night-night
    Takes readers through the bedtime rituals of seven friendly monsters while making each step of the routine a guessing game!

    Illustrated Literature
    Dipucchio
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    Beware, Take Care; Fun and Spooky Poems
    Fifteen fun and spooky poems about monsters, dragons, ghosts, and other creatures.
    07/17
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  5. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... Maddie's Monster Dad Maddie loves it when her father plays scary games with her, but when he …
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    Maddie's Monster Dad
    Maddie loves it when her father plays scary games with her, but when he is too busy with work she turns into a "Maddie Scientist" and builds herself a monster dad that she thinks will be more fun.
    Gravel
    I Want a Monster!
    After convincing her dad that she can take care of a pet monster, a young girl uses her monster guide to train and raise him.

    Hicks
    Jitterbug Jam
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    I Need My Monster
    When Ethan checks under his bed for his monster--who is on vacation--he finds that without his monster's familiar nightly scares Ethan doesn't stand a chance of getting to sleep.
    Noll
    Hey, That's MY Monster!
    Ethan tries to help his toddler sister find her own bedtime monster.

    O'Connor
    Sally and the Some-Thing
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    A Child's Guide to Common Household Monsters
    A girl discovers that her house is full of friendly monsters who are more afraid of each other than she is of them.
    Trapani
    Gabe and Goon
    Goon is the monster hiding in Gabe's closet, but the trouble is he is a lot more afraid of children than Gabe is afraid of monsters

    Van Genechten
    No Ghost Under My Bed
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  6. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... Jitterbug Jam Grandpa Boo-Dad not only believes that Bobo has seen a pink-skinned boy with or…
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    Jitterbug Jam
    Grandpa Boo-Dad not only believes that Bobo has seen a pink-skinned boy with orange fur on his head hiding under the bed, he knows exactly how a little monster can scare off such a horrible creature.
    Hodgkinson
    The big monster snoreybook
    While all the large monsters sleep a little monster records their snores for a special project.

    Howie
    The Block Mess Monster
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    The Odious Ogre
    Presents the story of an enormous, insatiable, and short-tempered Ogre, who terrorizes the countryside and dines on hapless townspeople before encountering a friendly young lady who uses innovative methods to stop him.
    Rex
    Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody
    A young monster says goodnight to all of the other monsters in his bedroom.
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  7. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... Beware of the Frog Sweet old Mrs. Collywobbles lives on the edge of a big, dark, scary wood, …
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    Beware of the Frog
    Sweet old Mrs. Collywobbles lives on the edge of a big, dark, scary wood, but has a pet frog to protect her from greedy goblins, smelly trolls, and hungry ogres.
    Boyd
    The Bath Monster
    Every night, Jackson takes a bath to keep the Bath Monster away--a monster whose second favorite food is dirty bathwater--but when Jackson decides he no longer believes in the Bath Monster, he discovers what the monster's first favorite food is.

    Braun
    Back to Bed, Ed!
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    Boogie Knights
    When the knights of the castle are awakened by the noise from the Madcap Monster Ball, they decide to join the party.
    Wheeler
    Even Monsters Need to Sleep
    Illustrations and rhyming text explain some of the things that different monsters do before they go to sleep.

    Wight
    The Three Grumpies
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  8. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... The Odious Ogre Presents the story of an enormous, insatiable, and short-tempered Ogre, who t…
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    The Odious Ogre
    Presents the story of an enormous, insatiable, and short-tempered Ogre, who terrorizes the countryside and dines on hapless townspeople before encountering a friendly young lady who uses innovative methods to stop him.
    Rex Goodnight
    Goodnight
    Goon: A
    A young monster says goodnight to all of the other monsters in his bedroom.
    Kaplan
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    Feliciana Meets d'Loup Garou: A Cajun Tall Tale
    Spunky Feliciana Feydra LaRoux outsmarts the Cajun boogeyman who pays nighttime visits to misbehaving children.
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    How to Draw Grotesque Monsters
    Lively text explains how to draw grotesque monsters.

    J 808.8 Bro
    Scared Silly! A Book for the Brave
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  9. page Monster Stories for Young Children edited ... A Child's Guide to Common Household Monsters A girl discovers that her house is full of frien…
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    A Child's Guide to Common Household Monsters
    A girl discovers that her house is full of friendly monsters who are more afraid of each other than she is of them.
    Vail
    Jibberwillies at Night
    Katie is almost always happy, but sometimes at night, when the Jibberwillies come and scare her, her mother must catch them in a bucket and throw them out the window before Katie can fall asleep.

    Van Genechten
    No Ghost Under My Bed
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